Dr. Rachel W. Davis and Dr. Walter D. Johnson, head of the World Health Organization Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Program (WHO EESC), authored a featured article entitled, “Cross-cutting health: Global surgery, obstetrics, anesthesia, and the World Health Organization,” in the May 2018 ACS Bulletin issue on “Implementing WHA 68.15: A Global Update.” Copies of the ACS Bulletin will be distributed by the American College of Surgeons during the 2018 World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Davis is a global surgery fellow in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. As part of her general surgery training at Baylor, Dr. Davis has led the way in surgical global initiatives, including the creation of the Global Surgery Track, a two-year program that incorporates international, rural and subspecialty skills—the first of its kind on the country.
This collaborative effort between the Departments of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Urology at Texas Medical Center and international institutions was structured to prepare future leaders in academic global surgery. As Baylor’s first Global Surgery Fellow, she has spent time working in Geneva with Dr. Johnson and the WHO EESC.